Radiant Floor Heating
Radiant heating is the most comfortable heating system anywhere;
period. The reasons for this fact are based in science and proven in
the field. One of the most challenging aspects of true comfort is not
the ways, but the means. Our customers often complain of hearing
negative comments about radiant floor heating. They feel the
contractors they have contacted do not have the answers and their bids
seem ridiculously high.
If you have been looking for a competent contractor to design, install
or service your radiant floor heating system, look no farther.
Unfortunately the market for hydronic (hot water) heating is
relatively small. As forced air has been the norm in much of the
country since the advent of refrigerated air, the once popular hot
water heat has fallen into disfavor. This is not the result of
dissatisfied customers; in fact just the opposite is true!
The reason hot water is not the norm is simply the extra cost of
ductwork required for air conditioning - we have to move air to
dehumidify and this adds wind chill to the cooling system. Of course,
just the opposite is true of a good heating system. Air movement is
detrimental to creature comfort when it is cold outside. Hot water
heat and more specifically, a properly designed and installed RADIANT
FLOOR HEATING SYSTEM, is silent and comfortable, without noticeable
So, it will always be cheaper to heat and cool with the same
appliance, and in so doing, compromise the efficacy of both.
We offer radiant floor heating design services and consultation for
new and old systems worldwide with installation in the upper Midwest.
Our specialty is INTEGRATED SYSTEMS that perform many tasks with
common high efficiency equipment. Some of the systems are quite
complex and expensive, but the vast majorities are simple and
efficient in application and operation.
From high efficiency condensing boilers to garden variety domestic
water heaters, wood boilers and solar panels, we strive to deliver
efficient, intelligent alternatives to a staid and frankly boring
So if you are looking for a simple electric boiler for your basement
radiant floor or a fully integrated 96% efficient “Green” condensing
boiler for your new home, you have a great start here with the Badger
Hydronic Design Service
Every properly designed radiant heating system starts with a proper
heat load analysis performed by an experienced designer on
purpose-built software. There are no exceptions to this rule or “rules
of thumb” that can substitute for the real thing.
Mr. Audetat is one of a few Radiant Panel Association certified designers in the U.S and the only one in Minnesota. As an original
Charter Board Member, he sat on the technical committee that wrote the
first US standard “RPA guidelines”. We use Wrightsoft radiant specific
CAD software to perform a heat load analysis and specify the
appropriate heating, cooling and ventilation for your project. Radiant
floors, walls, ceilings and European style, wall-hung, panel radiators
are our everyday comfort making tools.